During Wednesday’s Afternoon Press Box, Darren and the boys were joined by unbeaten flyweight Dustin Ortiz (7-0), who faces the biggest test of his career, in the biggest fight of his career, when he takes on number the three ranked 125-pounder in the world, Ian McCall (9-2) this Friday in the Tachi Palace Fights 9 main event.
Ortiz is a two-time Strikeforce veteran and Nashville MMA product who has finished all seven of his opponents; three by knockout, four by submission. Be sure to tune into ProMMAnow.com Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. ET for LIVE coverage of Tachi Palace Fights 9.
In addition to talking with Ortiz, the guys recapped UFC 129, including Lyoto Machida‘s devastating knockout of Randy Couture, Georges St-Pierre‘s unanimous decision win over Jake Shields and Jose Aldo‘s defeat of Mark Hominick.
Afternoon Press Box (follow on Twitter @Nashville_MMA) features an MMA hour which airs LIVE each Wednesday afternoon from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CT on Nashville Sports Radio on 560 WNSR AM. It is one of the very few mixed martial arts shows you can listen to on traditional radio.
The AFTERNOON PRESS BOX’s MMA hour is hosted by longtime radio sports personality Darren McFarland and NFL veteran Brad Hopkins, who played 13 years for the Houston Oilers & Tennessee Titans. Also part of the weekly panel is Nashville MMA owner and BJJ black belt Ed Clay and martial arts veteran practitioner and fan Chris Pappas.
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) is proud to be the exclusive home of the Afternoon Press Box’s MMA archives. If you ever miss the live broadcast on Wednesday afternoon, check back here at ProMMAnow.com Wednesday evening (or Thursday) for the archived version.